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Install Google Chrome (stable) in Linux Mint 17

Here’s how you can install Google’s Chrome browser in Linux Mint 17. This is valid also for many other Linux distributions, mainly debian based. In a terminal window type the following commands: For 32-bit Chrome: wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb … Continue reading

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Freeware Audio VST Plugins recomended by Zynewave Podium

When working in Windows I typically use Cockos Reaper, but I’ve also tried Podium Free from Zynewave and it is a good (and free) alternative (although Reaper is not expensive, for a personal / small business licence, I recommend it) I … Continue reading

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Replacing the monitor speakers

One of my monitor speakers (M-Audio Studiophile AV30) had problems in the tweeter. Replacing the tweeter had a cost that is almost half of the speaker cost, and if I replace both tweeters (to guarantee a correct balance between them) … Continue reading

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HiLink HLK-RM04 – Tiny and cheap Linux module

This is still a work in progress, I’ve found some very promising modules capable of running Linux (OpenWRT), and these are some notes about my attempts to use them: I buy some modules and also a base board in Aliexpress. … Continue reading

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VMware player 6 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux Kernel 3.13)

I’ve installed Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 2 and found that VMware didn’t work because the vmnet module wasn’t able to be compiled. After some research I found some posts about this problem, the VMware vmnet module source has to be patched … Continue reading

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How to block Skype on your network using IPTABLES

One way of blocking Skype on a network is to block the registration process. After the registration the communication between peers is done in several different ports and it difficult to define rules to block it. Using a OpenWRT router … Continue reading

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Install Polipo Proxy server on Centos

As you can see in this previous topic, I needed to install Polipo Proxy on a Centos 5 server. Since the Polipo package is not available on the plain Centos 5 server installation I had to add first the EPEL … Continue reading

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How to add EPEL repository to Centos

I needed to add the EPEL repository (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) in order to install some packages not available on plain Centos 5 server installation (like the polipo proxy). Based in what I found here, this is what I … Continue reading

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How to install the latest Chrome browser on Ubuntu

To install the latest Chrome browser (development version, with minimal testing), go the this url: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/?platform=linux&extra=devchannel Accept the EULA to download the .deb package (in this case for the i386, to download to 64 bit architecture or the beta version … Continue reading

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Replace Unity desktop with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 (and Ubuntu 13.10)

I did never get used to Unity, and I think Cinnamon is getting a very good desktop, so here is how I replace Unity with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 (based on this tuturial): First add a repository with Cinnamon: sudo … Continue reading

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